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Sun Sep 30, 2018, 01:32 PM

I just harvested a bumper crop of R.O.U.S's

Russets of Unusual Size

They were massive! Many of them were over 8 inches long and 4 inches across...Spudatoe Zeppelins!

When I dug the first few up, I thought they were large rocks.

I must have 40 pounds of them.

One looked like Mickey Mouse - eBay!

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Reply I just harvested a bumper crop of R.O.U.S's (Original post)
jpak Sep 2018 OP
irresistable Sep 2018 #1
jpak Sep 2018 #2
asiliveandbreathe Sep 2018 #3
jpak Sep 2018 #4
flotsam Sep 2018 #5

Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 01:35 PM

1. what kind of fertilizer are you using?

 

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Response to irresistable (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 01:41 PM

2. Organic compost and 10:10:10

When my soil has "matured" - I will be only using organic compost and liquid fish fertilizer.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 01:50 PM

3. I remember visiting my long time friend..many years ago in Cambridge Maine..

She took me to a farm that allowed us to pick our own potatoes....right out of the field...they were so fresh and lasted much longer than what I can find in the store today....

Thanks for the memory....

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 02:06 PM

4. I almost bought a house in Cambridge a couple years ago.

But the place I have now (here in Maine) lets me have a big garden, grape arbor, berry patches and an orchard.

Some of those spuds I grew are big enough to feed a small family - almost too big.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 04:58 PM

5. What if you

split the potatoes and hallowed out the shells. You could then either bake or even deep fry them into small serving bowls and then just go wild-Tater shell tacos, pizza boats, fill with a creamy chicken filling and top with pie crust for shepard's pie spuds....it goes on and on. I wish I had me some giant taters.

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